Exploring Stone Mountain Georgia

Stone Mountain Georgia is a town located 30 minutes northeast of Atlanta, sitting next to the massive geological formation know as “Stone Mountain.” The formation is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock or in my words “a huge rock sticking out of ground!” It’s quite an amazing site to see, measuring 1,686 feet about sea level at the summit (825 feet above the surrounding area). It is also the home of Stone Mountain Park; a beautiful and fun filled park that is quite RV friendly.

Campground(s) We Stayed

We stayed at the Stone Mountain Park Campground for one week during the month of February. The campground was beautiful and allowed us to relax and enjoy the massive lake that was right next to our RV site. It has a total of 431 campsites, 202 of them are RV full hook ups and 189 are partial hook-ups (water/electric). All campsites included fire rings & picnic tables and some sites have a small deck complete with gas grills overlooking the lake. A few other amenities include; heated comforts stations, laundry facility, a swimming pool, free wifi and cable, along with a discount for passes to other attractions within the park.

Things To Do

Confederate Memorial Carving – The Civil War can be a touchy subject but for history buffs the Confederate Memorial Carving is chock full of American History. The carving is the largest relief carving in the world measuring 3 acres in size and is larger than a football field. In the summer the carving is highlighted by a massive Lasershow Spectacular provided in “Mountainvision” which we think is a fancy way of saying “with really really big lights and projectors”.  We were not there to witness the laser show since we visited off season but the pictures on the website and the reviews we read all say it is quite the experience.

Adventure Pass – If you have a family and/or want to visit more than one attraction then pickup an “Adventure Pass.” This give you access to all the attractions (depending on the season). We visited in the winter, our attractions included; Stone Mountain Museum at Memorial Hall, 4-D movie experience, the SnowZone, Tube Runers, Avalanche Alley and more.

Summit Sky Ride – A high-speed Swiss cable car takes you to the top of Stone Mountain providing great views of the Confederate Memorial Carving locate on the side of Stone Mountain. Once you get to the top there are amazing views of the park and the Atlanta skyline. Watch the video above to check out our Sky Ride experience!

Recreation and Golf – Hiking trails are located all throughout the mountain and park, along with places to have picnics while enjoying nature. If you like golf there is also a 18 hole golf course along the base of the mountain.

And More… check out the Stone Mountain Park website to see all the fun things you can do at the park!

Places We Ate

1910 Public House – During our brief stay we took a drive into Lilburn, GA where we had a great dinner at 1910 Public House. We started off with the Diavolo Mussels and Roasted Beet and Spinach Salad. Followed by the Seared Sea Scallops and Pork Chops for mains. The food was great and hit the spot after a long day of work.

Overall Opinion

We were not able to stay at this location as long as we normally do but overall we had a great time at the park. Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain Park is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year, with tons of activities for people of all ages. It is definitely geared towards families but there is more than enough for everyone, especially if you include what is available in Atlanta.  The campground is very nice with amazing views and unique sites. We were there in the winter and not a lot of people were around but I’m sure this park is very popular in the summer due to the lake and laser light show.

Would We Recommend

Yes, we would recommend going to Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, GA to enjoy nature and to stay at a beautiful campground.


Erik McCauley

Comments

  1. Thanks for posting. We are heading to the same park soon. Have a 40′ MH. Though were told the sites 1-90 were premium views I kinda like those sites around the lake in your video (330 or something like that). Did you have a chance to see other sites in the park to compare? Thanks

  2. Stone Mountain is a great park

  3. Please tell me you did not miss the aquarium. Everybody should go to the Atlanta Aquarium. Best one I have ever been to.

  4. Thanks for posting! We are heading to Stone Mt this weekend for a month and we are looking forward to it. Although now I am wondering if our satellite will work….I didn’t realize all the trees around the campsites from what we saw online when we booked compared to your video. The area your site was in looked really nice with the river view. Love your blog btw!

    • Thanks Phyllis. I believe the park offers free cable to people in most of the sites located in the primary loop. When we were there it was pretty empty. There are always interior spots that have good satellite coverage, we were in one when we arrived then moved lakeside which cost us the satellite. There are quite a few sites so i’m sure you will be fine. When we needed to move, the staff was very easy to deal with and made the transition quite easy. Thanks so much for checking out the blog and for the compliments. Much appreciated!!

  5. I am glad y’all enjoyed my home town.

  6. Michael Stone Says: February 28, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I didn’t know that I had a Mountain named after me? 🙂

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